Community Development: Getting to know your community

When developing a community project idea, it is important to have a good understanding of the local area or demographic that is set to benefit. It is also beneficial to use this information using key statistics to help demonstrate the need for your project to funders.

The information below provides a range of information and resources that you may find useful.

Online maps

Our online maps ('My Maps') enables you to visually explore a range of facilities, services and land information across Denbighshire via a map.

Online maps

Our online maps include the following information:

  • Your Council information (including Westminster constituency information, county wards, polling stations, council buildings, Welsh Assembly Members and City Town and Community Council information
  • Recycling Parks and Banks locations
  • Consumer Advice information
  • Education facilities
  • Leisure facilities, public conveniences and public rights of way information
  • Library and Archives facilities
  • Parking, roads and travel information
  • Planning and Building Regulations (including conservation areas, listed buildings, local development plan, planning applications and tree preservation orders)

Community statistics resources

Well-being Assessment

The Well-being Assessment is published by the Conwy and Denbighshire Public Service Board. It is a freely available resource, published online, that pulls together a broad body of information and analysis from engagement, consultation, statistics, data and other research to give us insights into the trends, issues and opportunities facing Denbighshire today and in the future.

The Well-being Assessment has been informed by data, national and local research and most importantly feedback provided to us from residents, visitors and businesses through the County Conversation during the summer and autumn of 2021.

Topics include (to name but a few):

  • healthy lives and life expectancy
  • poverty, including food and fuel poverty
  • equality
  • travel
  • jobs, skills and the economy
  • climate change, biodiversity and resilience (for example, flooding)
  • arts, culture, tourism and heritage

It’s an important resource that can be used in a variety of ways, for example:

  • to plan services
  • to get more detailed information and analyses about our communities
  • to make funding applications

See the Well-being Assessment in full on the Conwy & Denbighshire Public Services Board Website (external website)

Understanding Welsh Places

Understanding Welsh Places provides similar functionality to Profiling Welsh Places by providing a visual place-based statistic tool that allows the comparison of multiple similar areas in Wales.

However, the website includes profiles for over 300 areas in Wales (listing those with over 1,000 residents) and also holds statistics for smaller geographic divisions within towns, villages and rural areas on the 'Neighbourhood map' page.

Understanding Welsh Places (external website).


NOMIS is a service provided by the Office for National Statistics and provides an extensive range of government statistical information on the UK labour market including Employment, Unemployment, Earnings and Annual Population Survey.

NOMIS (external website).


StatsWales is a free-to-use service that allows you to view, manipulate, create and download tables from Welsh data.

StatsWales (external website).


Visit InfoBaseCymru for information on people, economy, education, health, housing, environment, transport and community safety.

Infobase Cymru (external website).